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Old 06-27-2017, 06:19 PM   #1
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Damaged engine

I need some answers into what I can do with my car. A mechanic told me tha one of my cylinders might be damaged because when I step on the gas it has a soft knocking and causes the car to over heat.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:46 PM   #2

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Trade it in, it's trashed.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:41 PM   #3
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How many miles are your car?
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:07 AM   #4
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Depends on condition of car. Low miles and cherry, find a replacement engine. Played out, sell it as is for someone to build a race car.

Also, the diagnosis is pretty vague. Ask specifically what repair is needed... block destroyed? Is the problem in a head? Sometimes they forget engines are repairable, it's a lost art.

I bought an LS1 once at scrap price of next to nothing. All the guy said was the mechanic said it was blown up. On tear down, it had a couple bent pushrods and valves... super easy refresh, didn't even touch the short block.

A good tech will tell you exactly what is wrong, and the options to repair.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:27 AM   #5

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I would get a second opinion on that. You might have a batch of bad gas.
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